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  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 01/10/2013 , @ 01:37pm

     

    Well it seems Sony is releasing yet another useless firmware for the PS3, i wonder what it blocks this time, here is a quote from the source:

    Later today, the next system software update for PS3 (version 4.50) will be available. We’ve added some great features and improvements to make downloading system updates and Web Store purchases more convenient for all PSN users. In addition, we’ve made it easier to move games, movies and other content from your PS3 to PS Vita with wi-fi data transfer.

    Check out some of the new enhancements you’ll find when you update your PS3 to version 4.50:

    • Auto download of system software updates has been expanded to support all PSN users.
    • Auto download support of purchases made on the Web Store will be made available to all PSN users.
    • New options for trophy privacy settings allow users to set which trophies are visible.
    • Data can now be transferred from PS3 to PS Vita using wi-fi and ethernet connection.

    Source


  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 19/09/2013 , @ 10:52am

     

    Firstly, i hate the word jailbreak, but as so many people call hacking the PS3, jailbreaking, that is what i will call it for this guide.
    Secondly, the old guides are outdated and need refreshed.

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    (Q) Why Would I Hack/Jailbreak My PS3 ?
    (A) Hacking your PS3, gives you so many new option’s, you will be able to use emulators, homebrew apps and game backups as well as being able to use Linux, after Sony removed the function in firmware 3.21.

    CFW(Custom Firmware)/MFW(Modified Firmware)

    (Q) CFW/MFW Or Dongle ?
    (A) CFW/MFW is the way to go, dongles are dead and you should not be using them.

    (Q) Which PS3 Consoles Can Be Jailbroken
    (A)here is a list taken from the PS3 Dev Wiki
    SKU Models

    or you can take a look at this image:
     photo x4i6shO_zps9f4b8062.jpg

    (Q) Which PS3 Consoles cannot be Jailbroken
    (A) 3K and 4K consoles(Some Slim and all Super Slim)

    (Q) Is there a firmware my PS3 should be on ?
    (A) The most recent Rebug or Rogero seems to be the most desired

    (Q) What Firmwares cannot be hacked yet ?
    (A) Firmwares from 3.56 upwards are un-jailbreakable at the moment, perhaps it will remain that way, or perhaps we will see a break through in the future, only time will tell.

    (Q) How do i install the latest 4xx CFW/MFW
    (A) You should follow these guides:
    [TUT] How to install the latest 4.XX CFW’s
    Nicolas’ MiralaTijera CFW 4.40 NooB Tutorial
    [Video Tutorial] How To Install 4.30 PS3 CFW (From 3.55 CFW)

    (Q) I have found some CFW/MFW on the internet, how do i know it is real ?
    Use this application, it will help you identify a real or fake CFW/MFW:
    PS3 PUP Check+ [MD5 verify] By DEFAULTDNB

    Downgrading

    (Q) When i bought my PS3, the firmware was above 3.55/My family member updated my console when i was out :( , how can i have jailbreak my console ?
    (A) You need to downgrade your PS3, this is rather a tedious process, involving soldering several wires to your PS3, but in the future we will have solderless models of these products, for information on how to downgrade, check these threads:
    Ultimate Fool Proof Guide: Ps3 Hardware Downgrading
    [Tutorial] E3 Flasher: Fast Swap Dual Guide For All OFW/CFW

    Q.) Can 4.xx CFW be installed on 4.xx OFW ?
    A.) NO, NO and NO, you need to DOWNGRADE to a 3.55 Firmware.

    Q.) Can i Software Downgrade from 4.xx OFW ?
    A.) NO, at the moment you MUST, use a Hardware Flasher, like Progskeet or E3, if you are comfortable with soldering, then Progskeet is the recommended device.

    Q.) Can i brick my PS3 installing a 4.xx CFW ?
    A.) Yes, as with all OFW’s or CFW’s you have a chance of bricking, with CFW’s your chances of bricking become a lot higher, when you dont read.

    Q.) Can i brick my PS3 by downgrading ?
    A.) Of course you can, but most bricks occur due to user error.

    Q.) Who is to blame for any bricks ?
    A.) You as the user are, most bricks are down to user error, take your time to read, take your time to understand, take all the time possible and have some patience, it will pay off and be rewarding in the end.

    Q.) I want to downgrade my PS3, but im either too afraid or i have zero soldering skills, can someone do it for me ?
    A.) Well doing something yourself, is always rewarding, but if you don’t have the confidence, you don’t have the confidence, so you can ask anyone from the trusted downgraders thread:
    Trusted PS3 Downgrade Providers

    Future Software Methods

    Q.) Will there ever be a method to upgrade from straight from 4.xx OFW to 4.xx CFW ?
    A.) We are but mere mortals, we are not psychic, the only advice that one can give you is, be patient and wait until the PlayStation 4 is released.

    Q.) Will there ever be a method to Software Downgrade from 4.xx ?
    A.) We are but mere mortals, we are not psychic, the only advice that one can give you is, be patient and wait until the PlayStation 4 is released.

    Homebrew/Backups

    (Q) Ok so i have CFW installed, how do i run homebrew ?
    (A) In the game section, you will see “Install Package Files”, you will be able to install all your homebrew and backup managers from there, just a note though, the PKG files that you are installing, need to be on the root of your FAT32 formatted thumbdrive/external HDD.

    (Q) I need a backup manager, what should i use
    (A)
    Iris Manager
    multiMAN

    Storage Options

    (Q) What are my storage options for backing up games(This really 0nly applies to Fat PS3′s) ?

    (A.1) You can backups certain games to CD/DVD/BD disc’s, read here for more information.
    (A.2) You can install games on the PS3′s internal HDD or use an External USB HDD, which needs to be formatted to FAT32, you can also use a FAT32 USB Thumb Drive, note that with FAT32 you are limited to games with single files under 4GB, if you prefer all your games to be on the internal HDD, you can get up to 1TB 2.5? HDD, or you can use the Xecuter PS3 HDXT method and have your internal HDD on the outside of the machine, the benefit of this, is that you can use 3.5? Sata and IDE HDD’s as internal storage.

    Some more PS3 HDD Information submitted by ieder-zijn-meis(Thanks again)
    - maximum height is 9,5mm (many 2.5? drives above 640GB are too high too fit inside)
    - maximum PS3 filesystem is 1TB (512KB block size)
    - maximum FAT32 theoretical size is 8TB, practical limit on the PS3 is 2TB
    - 7200rpm can be used, as well as Flashdrives (although the 1/5th lower loadingtime of GTA5 can be considered too low to justify the higher pricetag of SATA Flashdrives.
    - SATAII-300 can be used, although it will work on SATA1-150 speed interface.
    - If using external 3.5? drives hooked up to the internal SATA, you’ll need an external powersupply (some drivebays include them).
    - If on low budget or you like DIY: use a normal extension (male to female) SATA cable (and make sure it doesn’t get loose) and recycle the case + powersupply of an external USB harddisk (without using the USB connection/conversion).
    - Don’t use RAID or SAN drives with (e)SATA interface, just a plain single drive with a bare SATA connector (many controllers don’t work without drivers/software).
    - Games can be hardcoded for BluRay speeds (9MB/s) so sticking a 85~220MB/s harddrive inside will not speedup everything/allways (but most do).
    - If you plan on exchanging the drive, download the full PUP of your FW you are using and put it on an USB Mass Storage Device formatted with FAT32 in PS3UPDATEPS3UPDAT.PUP and disconnect the LAN before re powering the PS3 (or you’ll bound to end up with the latest (3.55 now) unjailbreakable/undowngradable version).
    - Use a good fitting X screwdriver, the screws fitted to the HD<>tray are made of very soft aluminum.

    Here is a tutorial, by forum member Invi, on how to an External IDE HDD Case and use it as Internal Storage:
    HowTo: Use an external IDE HDD Case to connect an Internal 3,5″ Sata HDD as PS3 HDD.

    An image of the Xecuter PS3 HDXT.

    Videos of different HDD expansion options.

    ODDE’s

    (Q) As stated above, 3K and 4K consoles cannot be jailbroken, so am i out of luck as far as Homebrew and Backups are concerned ?
    (A) No, there are a a few devices that will help you play backups and homebrew, they are called ODDE’s, the name of these ODDE’s are E3, 3K3Y and Cobra, you can find information here:
    3K3Y ODDE all you need to know: Info/links/etc
    Cobra ODE Installation Tutorial 3XXX and 25XX Series
    [Pros/Cons]: Cobra and 3K3Y
    My advise is to find a machine that you can downgrade, spend your money on this before wasting money on an ODDE

    OTHER USEFUL TIPS AND HELP

     

    PS3 Applications/Software For 4.xx CFW
     Homebrew Application List/PC Homebrew Creation Tools Updated For 2012

    Emulators For 4.xx CFW
    A nice helpful thread thanks to PS3HaX Member LoboGuara
    PS3 Emulators - Permalinks

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 23/08/2013 , @ 02:40pm

     

    PlayStation Plus is quite popular on the PS3, but there are many people that have not adopted the service, unfortunately with the upcoming release of the PS4, you will be forced to subscribe to the service, if you want to play online on your favourite Call Of Duty game or any other popular online game, Sony introduced this paywall, in what they claim is to support the servers
    So those of you who don’t have the service, probably wonder what else it offers apart from a forced pay wall, so in this article, i will explain what PS+ offers and why its a great service.

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    PS Plus

    PS+ just like the normal PS Store, is different per region, EU will have games that the US/Canada wont have and vice versa, here are the prices for a yerly subscription:

    • US/Canada - $49.99(US)
    • UK - £39.99
    • EU - €49.99

    I am a UK owner of the PS3, but my account is US, here is an idea of why, here are the differences in currencies,
    $49.99(US) = £32.09 and €37.34.
    So if you aren’t interested in add-ons for your UK/EU games, owning a US account, is the sensible route, this definitely was the case three years or more when I created my US account, note that if you are a UK/EU PS3 owner and buy add ons a lot for your games, then the US route wont be the best idea for you.

    So what Does PS Plus Offer ?

    • Instant Game Collection - This is where you get a free PS3 game per month, a free PS Vita game every two months(Here is a list of games from that collection).
    • Discounts - This is where you get discounts on games, DLC, themes etc, exclusively to PS+ customers, you can get up to 75% of a purchase.
    • Exclusive Access - This is where you get early access to betas.
    • Online Game Save Storage - This option lets you automatically upload your games saves to an online cloud service provided by Sony.
    • Automatic Updates - This allows you to set your console to automatically update the System Software and Game Updates.
    • Full Game Trials - You can download a full game and play it for a maximum of 60 minutes.

    Cons

    • I would say that the only con, is that the free games are not technically free, they are more of a long term rented game, as in you can own and play the game, for as long as you keep up your PS+ subscription, if at any time you stop subscribing to PS+, you will no longer be able to play these games.

    How Do I Get PS+ ?

    There are many ways to get PS+, the first thing you will need to do is add credit for the exact amount, you can do so the following ways:

    • Use a Credit/Debit card.
    • Buy a PlayStation Network card from a retail store.
    • Ask a friend to buy you a card/add credit to your account(handy if you are the UK/EU console owner using a US account).
    • Use websites that sell PSN cards, like PC Game Supply, they take the card, scratch it and email you a photo of the code(handy if you are the UK/EU console owner using a US account).

    You can also buy cards that will give you a year subscription to PS+, instead of adding credit to your account.

    I Live In The UK - How D I Create A US PSN Account If I Don’t Live There ?

    Here is a video tutorial by HolmesInFive that will help you create a US account.

  • Posted by DEFAULTDNB , on 14/08/2013 , @ 04:41am

     

    PlayStation is expanding its streaming footprint one piledriver at a time with the new Live Events Viewer. Announced at E3 and available today, the app will let you buy and watch pay-per-view events — starting with this Sunday’s WWE SummerSlam — directly from your PS3 without the need for a cable subscription. Sony is promising that new programming will be available on a weekly basis and that there will be free content in addition to PPVs, too. All that’s available right now are UFC and WWE specials, but according to the US PlayStation Blog, concerts, races and “other entertainment events” are en route. You could also get your scripted and unscripted fisticuffs fix on the Xbox 360, but you need an active Xbox Live Gold subscription to use them.

    A nice little addition, to the PS3 app list, for all you wraaaaastling fans :)

    Via: engaget

    Thanks @simonbuck :)

  • Posted by DEFAULTDNB , on 08/07/2013 , @ 01:04pm

     

    Its been a while since we have seen a new DEX firmware since the last 4.30 release, and today DEX firmware 4.41 has surfaced thanks to @Akela for the news.

    The Firmware has been verified and the MD5 hash is: 62ac9ddd2659678e064ceb767dc9a729

    Readme_DECH-441_001_e.txt

    [SCE CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENT]
    PlayStation(R)3 System Software Update 441.001
    Copyright (C) 2013 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    All Rights Reserved.
    ======================================================================
    This package includes the system software update data for
    PlayStation(R)3 debugging station.

    WARNING:
    Do *NOT* update from versions below 0.96 directly to this
    flash. Instead, update from earlier versions to version 0.96, then
    update to this version. Failure to update to 0.96 prior to applying
    this flash may render your hardware inoperable. Such hardware must
    be returned to SCE for repair.

    Please update the flash memory with a file included in
    this package. Instructions for the update is the same
    as an update for a reference tool.

    The following storage media can be used.
    - A USB mass-storage device with a capacity of at least
    256 MB, which can be connected to any of the USB connectors
    on the debugging station

    Perform the following steps on the host computer:
    - Make a directory named PS3 in the root directory of the
    storage medium, and then make a sub-directory UPDATE in it.
    - Copy the update data to the created PS3UPDATE directory
    in the medium.
    - Remove the “.NNN.0xx” portion from the file name (to
    rename it to PS3UPDAT.PUP).

    Insert the storage medium that contains the update data,
    and then select and launch the “System Update” in the GUI
    menu. Select “Update via Storage Media” for “Select an
    update method”. Follow the instructions shown on the screen
    from then on.

    ———————————————————————-
    Contents of This Package
    ———————————————————————-
    cell
    +—target
    +—updater
    +—debugging_station
    +—PS3UPDAT.PUP.441.001.forDEX.release.20130418
    :Update Data

    ———————————————————————-
    Changes in Release 441.001
    ———————————————————————-
    <System Software (GUI)>
    - The update data for debugging station has been updated
    at the same timing as the release of the system software 4.41.
    This update does not affect titles.
    Also, there is no change in the system software GUI.

    [Known Issues/Restrictions]
    <Check menu in the Game column>
    - Validation of a media or the file system itself cannot be performed
    from the Check menu in the Game column.

    When submitting a master disc, make sure to verify the disc that no error
    is present using the Disc Image Generator for PlayStation(R)3 or
    the Disc Image Checker for PlayStation(R)3.

    - When performing the check from the Check menu in the Game column,
    if the number of result files exceeds approximately 80 to 100 depending
    on each check item, the file entries of the root directory in the USB
    mass storage run out and the subsequent check result files may no
    longer be stored.
    In such case, move the check result files to another directory.

    ———————————————————————-
    Notes
    ———————————————————————-
    - The system software of the debugging station can be now downgraded
    to 4.41.
    Using this update data, you can also downgrade the system software
    version 4.X0 or later to 4.41.

    Note:
    Please refer to “5 Updating Flash Memory -> Downgrading the Flash Memory”
    of the “Reference Tool Software Setup Guide” document for more details
    on downgrading the Flash memory.

    ———————————————————————-
    Permission and Restrictions on Use
    ———————————————————————-
    The permission and restrictions on using this package conform to
    the contract concluded between your company and our company (Sony
    Computer Entertainment Inc).

    ———————————————————————-
    Note on Trademarks
    ———————————————————————-
    “PlayStation”,”PLAYSTATION”,”PS3″ and “PSP” are either registered trademarks
    or trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    “XMB” is a trademark of Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

    “Memory Stick” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

    Facebook(R) is a trademark of Facebook, Inc.

    All other product and company names mentioned herein, with or without
    the registered trademark symbol (R) , trademark symbol (TM)
    or service mark symbol (SM) , are generally trademarks and/or registered
    trademarks of their respective owners.

    Although it is official, it is advised to be cautious if installing this on C2D converts, hold off installing this for the time being until its confirmed safe.

    Lets see what team REBUG can do with this :)

    On going discussion and download link: http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?p=622942

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 25/04/2013 , @ 02:01am

     

     

    Another friggin update. Thanks to @LoverboySimer for this one :)

    Sony has released their latest firmware update for the PS3.

    From PlayStation’s Twitter feed
    PS3 software update v4.41 is coming today, it’s a minor update that will improve system stability.

    Download Link US
    http://dus01.ps3.update.playstation….0/PS3UPDAT.PUP

    Download Link Europe
    http://deu01.ps3.update.playstation….0/PS3UPDAT.PUP

    Download Link Japan
    http://djp01.ps3.update.playstation….0/PS3UPDAT.PUP

    Download Link Australia and New Zealand
    http://dau01.ps3.update.playstation….0/PS3UPDAT.PUP

    [Source] = https://twitter.com/PlayStation

    Update:

    Here are some details by euss:

    Kiosk/Shop/SEX was also changed - same deal as retail ofcourse

    Still downgradeable and modifyable logically…

    Not changed:

    • Keys
    • Passphrase
    • Syscon firmware
    • Bluetooth firmware
    • Wifi firmware
    • BD firmware
    • Multicardreader firmware
    • USB firmware

    Changes:

    • CORE_OS_PACKAGE.pkg (lv0, lv1.self, lv2_kernel.self)
    • RL_FOR_PROGRAM.img
    • some dev_flash files (see below)

    dev_flash changes:

    Originally Posted by dev_flash changes

    bdplayer:
    bdplayerAacsModule.spu.isoself
    bdplayerbdp_BDMV.self
    bdplayerbdp_BDVD.self
    bdplayerCprmModule.spu.isoself
    bdplayerCssModule.spu.isoself

    ps1emu:
    ps1emups1_emu.self
    ps1emups1_netemu.self
    ps1emups1_newemu.self

    ps2emu:
    ps2emups2_emu.self

    pspemu:
    pspemupsp_emulator.self
    pspemupsp_translator.self
    pspemureleasePEmuCoreLib.sprx

    sys:
    sysexternallibadec.sprx
    sysexternallibadec_internal.sprx
    sysexternallibadec2.sprx
    sysexternallibfiber.sprx
    sysexternallibhttp.sprx
    sysexternalliblv2coredump.sprx
    sysexternallibmedi.sprx
    sysexternallibsail.sprx
    sysexternallibsail_rec.sprx
    sysexternallibspurs_jq.sprx
    sysexternallibsre.sprx
    sysexternallibsync2.sprx
    sysexternallibvdec.sprx
    sysinternalsys_audio.self
    sysinternalsys_init_osd.self

    vsh:
    vshetcindex.dat (see below version.txt)
    vshetcversion.txt (see below version.txt)
    vshmoduleautodownload_plugin.sprx
    vshmoduleavc2_text_plugin.sprx
    vshmoduledownload_plugin.sprx
    vshmoduleesehttp.sprx
    vshmoduleexplore_category_friend.sprx
    vshmoduleexplore_category_game.sprx
    vshmoduleexplore_category_network.sprx
    vshmoduleexplore_category_video.sprx
    vshmoduleexplore_plugin.sprx
    vshmoduleexplore_plugin_np.sprx
    vshmodulefriendim_plugin.sprx
    vshmodulefriendml_plugin.sprx
    vshmodulefriendtrophy_plugin.sprx
    vshmodulehknw_plugin.sprx
    vshmodulelibvideoSubsystem.sprx
    vshmodulemcore_tk.self
    vshmodulemsmw2.sprx
    vshmodulepodl_plugin.sprx
    vshmoduleprofile_plugin.sprx
    vshmodulerec_plugin.sprx
    vshmoduleremotedownload_plugin.sprx
    vshmoduleSacModule.spu.isoself
    vshmodulevideodownloader_plugin.sprx
    vshmodulevsh.self
    vshmodulex3_mdimp7.sprx
    vshresourcesilk_webkit
    vshresourcesilk_webkitlib
    vshresourcesilk_webkitlibPlugins
    vshresourcesilk_webkitlibPluginssilk_npflashplayer9.sprx

    Version.txt / Index.dat changes (for spoof):

    Originally Posted by version.txt

    release:04.4100:
    build:60349,20130419:tetsu@tetsu-linux14
    target:0001:CEX-ww
    security:5058 @SEC urity/sdk_branches/release_441/trunk:
    system:49767 @SyS /sdk_branches/release_441/trunk:
    x3:16130@x3/branches/target441:
    paf:6227@paf/branches/target441:
    vsh:92177@vsh/branches/target441:
    sys_jp:87 @SyS _jp/branches/target441:
    ps1emu:9275@emu/branches/target101/ps1:
    ps1netemu:9247@emu/branches/target440/ps1_net:
    ps1newemu:9246@emu/branches/target202/ps1_new:
    ps2emu:9199@emu/branches/target400/ps2:
    ps2gxemu:16862 @bran ches/target400/gx:
    ps2softemu:16770 @bran ches/soft190/soft:
    pspemu:9232@emu/branches/target440/psp:
    emerald:3933 @eme rald/target44x:
    bdp:19830@bdp/prof5/branches/target44x:
    patch::
    auth:60349:

    Quite boring and uninteresting changes…

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 04/11/2012 , @ 09:01pm

     

    Grimm and Berion have updated their popular CFW checking program, to include more CEX and the newer DEX firmwares, here is a quote from the source:

     

    CHANGES:
    - added all CEX CFW up to 4.30
    - added all DEX CFW
    - added missing DEX OFW
    - added missing CEX OFW
    - added missing Glevand’s CFW 3.55 (included test releases)
    - added missing Rogero’s CFW 3.55
    - added some missing checksums for some firmwares
    - old, translated databases are moved to ./outdated folder

    TODO:
    - add missing CEX OFW (the ones from BD-ROM)
    - add missing SEX OFW

     

    Here are a couple of quotes from the Read Me:

    Hello.

    Custom Firmware Validator is a program designed mainly for verifying downloaded or manually patched firmwares for PS3. This application compares checksums from the database with those which are being calculated on the currently open file. If at least one would match, the following things will appear: the name of the firmware and its short description, the option to show the list of additional functions and the option to visit the author’s web page, also one could copy a file onto USB with the proper directory structure and its name (PS3, PSP, PSV).

     

     

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Q: I still don’t understand what this program do!
    A: In other simpler words, using CFV:
    - You cannot flash your console by fake firmware. In first days of CFW on PS3, many bastards linked higher OFW as CFW and some people have been fooled by them, ending with non software downgradable OFW. This application protect you from such situation.
    - You cannot misleading one CFW with another, modified by someone else than author of this CFW. This application gave you confidence that scaned CFW is the release CFW, not modified by someone else.
    - You can transfer OFW/CFW directly to your USB device. It even detect if file system is FAT32 but not only! Also detect if this FAT32 is on MBR (which is only one support by PS3) or GPT and other not supported table format.
    - You can go to authors webpage if it’s linked in database.
    - You can take more user friendly information about firmware (like properly working Trophy system, Cinavia DRM patched, protecting from ACT.DAT deleting etc.).

    Q: How many fw CFV recognize?
    A: Custom Firmware Validator support all CEX OFWs, all leaked SEX, DEX, DECR and all known to us CFWs (more than 50). This give us support for ~200 firmwares!

    Q: Do you plan to make databases updates?
    A: Yes, but only the one for PS3. In this aspect we count on the community’s involvement. ;]

     

    Source PSX Scene

    Download 1

    Download 2

     

     

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 29/10/2012 , @ 06:41pm

     

    Tempest_Fire on the Official US PlayStaion forum has posted some information on a Firmware update tonight, here is a quote from the source:

     

    Hi everyone,

     

    I’m posting this message to inform you that there will be a minor firmware update (v.4.31) released on the evening of Monday, October 29th

     

    There will not be PlayStation Network maintenance during this time; online play and access to apps will not be affected during the release of this update.

     

    This is not a mandatory update. However, we suggest you keep your systems updated with the latest firmware, as these updates further improve overall system stability and help provide you with the best online entertainment experience possible.

     

    To update to v.4.31, select Settings from your Xross Media Bar (XMB)  > System Update > Update via Internet and then follow the on-screen instructions.

     

    More information about PlayStation system updates can be found here: http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/

     

    Source

     

    Thank You to all the people who tipped me about this, including Pockets69 and Rated-R Superstar

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 17/09/2012 , @ 08:11am

     

    Joystick_Warrior a member of Staff on the official US PlayStation forums has reported of problems with Sony’s latest firmware release, here is what he states in his post:

     

    Hey everyone. We’ve been noticing quite a bit of feedback from people having issues with the new 4.25 update. We wanted to collect some data from everyone so we can better understand the issues that have come up. If you can go ahead and post this info it would be very helpful for us:

    • Your PS3 Model, Hard drive size (phat/slim, GB size, default/custom HDD)
    • Internet connection (wired/wireless)
    • Did you update to 4.25 from version 4.20 or 4.21 (4.21 was an optional update that was not required)

    If you guys have any other info you want to give, please do as any details could help us out in narrowing down the problems. Thanks everyone!

     

    Various members responded and here are some of there posts:

    p290x

    i have the slim,just 160,default. was fine until 4.25 update. im now falling through map floors and going through doorways 3 or 4 times . ive tryed wired and wireless same same. i have a 30 mb internet connection ive had my cable company here to make sure it was not an internet issue.definatly the 4.25 update. i did a reformat last night no change.i play bf3 u see . nice for the exX2 event this weekend. maybe we could just go back to the older version until the problem is fixed.

     

    PhoenixRush

    I have a 120GB slim. Wireless internet, and I had whatever the newest firmware before this update was. My PS3 is hard shutting off on Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and I don’t know if this new firmware is to blame. I got a flashing red light when this happened that stopped blinking after I hit the power button. I was able to eject the disc. Scared to play my system right now.

     

    sadams919

    I have the 60gb big PS3 and I was playing fine until I downloaded the new firmware and than when it was done installing and my ps3 restarted I cant get the tv to recognize the ps3 now and my controller dont work on it. The new update broke my ps3 i think.

     

    CammyPhazon

    Hey.    I too am being negatively affected by the 4.25 update. My PS3′s connection to the Playstation Network has failed to operate correctly, entirely since the update despite my internet connection itself being fine and working as always.

    • Slim Model. 160GB - Default Drive
    • Wireless Internet Connection.  ( NOTE: As said in previous posts I have made regarding this issue. My connection was fine until the 4.25 Update. )
    • Updated from 4.20

    This update has entirely destroyed my PS3′s Connection to PSN. All games are unplayable online since the update, logging in is far more difficult than it ever has been.

    Please fix this issue.

     

    rentheduck

    PS3 80 gig

    wireless: downloads up to 70 mb and uploads up to 35mb

    had latest update before updating last night

    now TV won’t recognize my PS3 is connected; tried various ways to correct this; not a cable thing, it’s an update thing

     

    mimic916

    I have a Slim 320G.  I updated from 4.21.  I use WiFi.

    After the update the system rebooted.  The XMB appeared but everything was going slowly.  Then my controllers were not working.  I could not power off the system by holding the power button and had to unplug the power cord.  After that it worked well.

     

    Now those are only some of the qoutes on the first page, there are 9+ pages of replies

     

    Source US PlayStation Blog ( Go there if you are having problems and report them)

    Via PlayStation Universe

     

     

    Are any of our PS3HaX members having any issues ?

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 01/09/2012 , @ 03:37pm

     

    A very kind person has released Firmware 4.21 for Dex machines, here is a quote from the PS3 Dev Wiki:

     

    File changes compared to 4.20

    these files have changed since the previous version e.g. by new version string, bug/crash/exploit fixes, …

    Core OS

    • emer_init.self
    • lv0
    • lv1.self
    • lv2_kernel.self

    dev_flash

    ps1emu

      • ps1_emu.self
      • ps1_netemu.self
      • ps1_newemu.self

    ps2emu

      • ps2_emu.self

    pspemu

      • psp_emulator.self
      • psp_translator.self
      • releasePEmuCoreLib.sprx

    sysexternal

      • libadec.sprx
      • libadec2.sprx
      • libadec_internal.sprx
      • libfiber.sprx
      • libhttp.sprx
      • liblv2coredump.sprx
      • libmedi.sprx
      • libsail.sprx
      • libsail_rec.sprx
      • libspurs_jq.sprx
      • libsre.sprx
      • libsync2.sprx
      • libvdec.sprx

    sysinternal

      • sys_agent.self
      • sys_audio.self
      • sys_init_osd.self
      • sys_tsma.self

    vshmodule

      • avc2_text_plugin.sprx
      • explore_category_friend.sprx
      • explore_plugin.sprx
      • explore_plugin_np.sprx
      • friendim_plugin.sprx
      • friendml_plugin.sprx
      • friendtrophy_plugin.sprx
      • hknw_plugin.sprx
      • libvideoSubsystem.sprx
      • msmw2.sprx
      • profile_plugin.sprx
      • rec_plugin.sprx
      • videodownloader_plugin.sprx
      • vsh.self
      • x3_mdimp10.sprx
      • x3_mdimp7.sprx

    Download

    Huge props to Ceausescu.

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 01/08/2012 , @ 08:19pm

     

    PlayStation 3 homebrew developer PSDev has released derypted 3.60 Core_OS files in correspondence with the recent leaking of the 3.60 keys. This is considered by many to be one step in the right direction as many users wait anxiously for any news pertaining to the possibility of a 3.60 custom firmware being released in the foreseeable future, and many more waiting for the opportunity to downgrade their systems and enjoy the homebrew that we all know and love. We’ll have more updates on this as they come.

    Stay tuned.

    The files in the download below are all from the 3.60 Core_OS and I decrypted using the 3.60 keys.

    The files that were unselfed were

    aim_spu_module
    emer_init
    lv1.self
    lv2_kernal
    manu_info_spu_module
    mc_iso_spu_module
    me_iso_spu_module
    sb_iso_spu_module
    sc_iso
    spp_verifier
    spu_pkg_rvk_verifier
    spu_token_processor
    spu_utoken_processor
    sv_iso_spu_module

    Also like to thanks naehrwert

    DOWNLOAD
    : 3.60 CORE_OS ELF Files

  • Posted by hellsing9 , on 01/08/2012 , @ 01:50am

     

    User fuckyoudh posted the *keys* of 3.60, on El otro lado ;) . So the first source is EOL.


    After this *Leak* if we can say was a leak or not it’s up to you (that’s why i say *leak* and not LEAK).
    Euss confirmed that indeed the info is true and you can find all this and more on Ps3devwiki.
    Also you can check in this pastie what Euss said about the info on the thread created before and stating that in fact they keys are real : http://pastie.org/4368553

    Tools needed: (Keys, scetool and fairflow’s = ps3tools)

    Ps3devwiki’s Keys page = Click

    scetool/data/keys: for Scetool: http://www.ps3devwiki.com/files/devtools/scetool/data/ and for fail0verflow/ps3tools : http://mir.cr/WULDKSIG

    ——————————————————-

    How to use scetool and download (updated) = click

    Ps3keys (updated) = click

    ——————————————————————-

    How to (easy way): thanks @defaultdnb ;)

    Download the keys folder for 3.60.

    Download deank’s ebootfix.

    Add keys to eboot fix .PS3 folder.

    Drag PS3_GAME folder from 3.60 game info the ebootfix.exe

    Profit.

    —————————————————-

    Then you have a list of games that can be decrypted:

    Reference: http://www.pshomebrew.net/wiki/PS3_Backup_Compatibility_List
    Pastie List= http://pastie.org/4369367

    3.60 titles:

    Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
    Agarest: Generations of War Zero
    Air Conflicts: Secret Wars
    Alice: Madness Returns
    Ape Escape On The Move
    Arcana Heart 3
    Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland (Japanese release)
    Bleach Soul Ignition
    Brink
    Call of Duty: Black Ops
    Captain America: Super Soldier
    Cars 2
    Catherine
    Crysis
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    Dirt 3
    Dragon Age II (update 1.03)
    Duke Nukem Forever
    Dungeon Siege III
    Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3
    Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
    El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
    Fallout: New Vegas (update 1.6)
    F.E.A.R 3
    Gran Turismo 5 (update 1.10)
    Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
    Hunted: The Demons Forge
    inFAMOUS 2
    inFAMOUS 2: Festival of Blood
    Jak Trilogy
    Killzone 3 (update 1.9)
    Kung Fu Panda 2
    LA Noire
    LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
    Let’s Dance with Mel B
    Little Big Planet 2 (update 1.05)
    MLB 2011: The Show
    Modnation Racers (latest update)
    MotorStorm: Apocalypse (update 1.04)
    MX vs. ATV Alive
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
    Nascar The Game 2011
    National Geographic Challenge
    NCAA Football 12
    Need for Speed: Shift 2 - Unleashed
    No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise
    Operation Flashpoint: Red River
    Phineas and Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension
    Portal 2
    Prince of Persia Trilogy 3d
    Rayman Origins
    Record of Agarest War Zero
    Red Faction: Armageddon
    Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny
    Shadows of the Damned
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior
    Supremacy MMA
    The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns
    Thor: God of Thunder
    Top Spin 4 (update 1.02)
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon
    Virtua Tennis 4
    Warriors: Legends of Troy
    White Knight Chronicles II

    ——————————————————————-

    Kakaroto’s update about 3.60 keys:
    Source: Ps3devwiki Kakaroto Update

    ———————————————————————

    Also check the next statement:

    The reverse is true: you can add the 3.56 and 3.60 keys to 3.55 and play those titles by just patching SFO : New keys to older firmwares.

    So far so good, I will keep updating this one. Since the other one it’s getting very hard to moderate hence the massive questions appears at the same minute im posting this (again).

    ———————————————————————-

    Original source: Eol (El otro lado)
    Source here in HAX: Check it
    Check often PS3DEVWIKI for more information: Click

    Many thanks to @euss as well as the user who posted here with the news about the keys and many others who helped me to organize this better ;)

    Regards

    Hellsing9

    ———————————————-

    Update: Eboots to test (Working)  by @willemse21 (thanks to him) = Click here

    ———————————————-

  • Posted by hellsing9 , on 29/07/2012 , @ 10:57pm

     

    We all know about the conversion method CEX>DEX and the apps/tutorials/guides published on the board but searching something specific about can result in another new thread asking for something that was already posted or just difficult to find what we are searching for. So i came up with a *idea* to do some *Unique* thread in order to you get the info about the method, and all that i found published so far on HAX about the conversion.

    Thanks again to the one who dedicated hours, even days doing guides and tutorials about this. Keep in mind that neither I, or PS3HAX or even the members who made all of this to share with you are held responsable if anything happens to your PS3 system.

     

    Regards

    Hellsing9

    P.s: I will keep updating the thread and mirroring some files in order to get all about the conversion in ONE place. Organized and Clean ;) feel free to add any other guide/tool/app.

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 23/07/2012 , @ 03:32pm

     

    An anonymous person/person has released the Dex Firmware for 4.20, you can find it at the source.

    Download and Source PS3 Dev Wiki.

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 25/06/2012 , @ 11:08am

     

    A couple of weeks ago, we posted here a rumour about a 4.20 firmware being released, well another rumour has the firmware due fro release tonight/early hours of tomorrow morning, here is a quote from the source:

    PS3 System Software version 4.20 will be released on June 26 2012. This update will introduce a number of new features including:

    - When the wireless stereo headset (CECHYA-0080) is connected, you can now adjust the sidetone level for microphone audio. Select [Sidetone] under (Settings) > (Accessory Settings) > [Audio Device Settings].
    -o Off: Disable microphone audio from the headset
    -o 1-5: Enable microphone audio from the headset

    - You can now set the amount of time until the system automatically turns off. Under (Settings) > (Power Save Settings) > [System Auto-Off] you will be able amend the time for [Video/TV/Music/Photo] and for [Game/Other Features]:
    Video/TV/Music/Photo - After 1 Hour, After 2 Hours, After 3 Hours, After 4 Hours, After 5 Hours, Off
    Game/Other Features - After 1 Hour, After 2 Hours, After 3 Hours, After 4 Hours, After 5 Hours, Off
    -o If you enabled [System Auto-Off] in system software prior to version 4.20, the selected time will be set for both [Video/TV/Music/Photo] and [Game/Other Features].
    -o The default settings are [After 4 Hours] for [Video/TV/Music/Photo] and [After 1 Hour] for [Game/Other Features].

    - Under (Games) > (Saved Data Utility (PS3™), you can now select multiple saved data items, and then either delete or copy them as a group.
    -o You cannot use [Copy Multiple] to select data that is copy-protected.
    -o Some saved data cannot be copied.
    -o The upper right corner of the screen displays:
    ===== the number of saved data items that are selected
    ===== the total number of saved data items
    ===== the total file size of the saved data items that are selected

    Source NeoGaf(They don’t say how they got this info)

    UPDATE

    Well this can no longer be labeled a rumour, as the Official EU PS Blog have said this about the firmware.

     

    Tomorrow we will be releasing a new system software update (v4.20) for PlayStation 3 which will include a few minor updates in order to strengthen functionality and improve your overall experience.

    Firstly, we have revised specifications for the power-save mode in compliance with SCEE regulations. This means that the system will now, as default, be set to automatically turn off after 1 hour of no use.

    These settings can, however, be manually adjusted via ‘System Auto-Off’ in the Settings on the XMB.

    Also, as mentioned in our previous blog post, system software update (v4.10) added a feature that enabled you to hear your own voice through the “Wireless Stereo Headset” when playing multiplayer modes. This type of audio feedback is known as “sidetone”. Based on your comments, system software update (v4.20) will improve “sidetone” audio performance by giving you the option to select one out of five levels for microphone audio or give you the option to turn this feature off completely.

    For those of you who use the “Wireless Stereo Headset “to watch Blu-ray or DVD movies on your PS3system, this system software update will also enable virtual surround sound functionality giving you a superior audio experience.

    We have also improved saved data management. You will now be able to select multiple saved data items and delete them or copy them as a group.

    Additional details will be available here tomorrow once the system software update is live.

    Source

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 06/05/2012 , @ 11:18am

     

    PS3HaX member Mr. Shizzy has released some stunning Custom Dynamic Themes, the first being an update to his Finding Nemo theme:

    Finding Nemo Dynamic Theme v2

    Here is my updated v2 of Finding Nemo Dynamic Theme for PS3.
    This theme is in .p3t format and works on all PS3 systems both OFW and CFW.
    I made and tested this theme on my 4.11 OFW PS3 and a 1080p HD TV.

    Version 2 Update:
    * Fixed BG animation (now seamless)
    * added custom click sounds

    CREDITS:
    * Theme and click sounds by Mr. Shizzy
    * icons from dynamic christmas theme
    * dynamic theme tutorial and tools from Glowball

    Here is a video of the theme in action.

    The second theme is:

    Freddy Krueger Dynamic Theme

    Here is another dynamic PS3 theme I have made.
    This one is Freddy Krueger and the src video is from the Mortal Kombat 9 trailer.

    This theme works on ALL ps3 systems - both official firmware and hacked consoles

    CREDITS:
    * Theme by: Mr. Shizzy
    * Icons from Faxtron’s Sin City Theme
    * Dynamic Theme Tools/Tutorial by Glowball

    DOWNLOAD: http://www.mediafire.com/?zkvb3phfws31bet

    Hope everyone enjoys! Comments are welcome.

    ~shizzy

    Here is a video of it in action.

    A Note:
    These work on ALL Firmwares, 3.55 CFW and 4.11 OFW.

    Download Finding Nemo Version 2

    Download Freddy Krueger

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 20/04/2012 , @ 05:18am

     

    For a few days, the PS3 Dev Wiki was down due to hosting problems and a lot of information seemed to be lost, but thanks to the hard work of the Wiki’s admin defyboy and a backup from a member called TMAnd, only a couple of days work was lost, you can read about it on this thread.

    So thank you defyboy and TMAnd for rescuing all those precious edits :)

    I would like to point out, that the PS3 Dev Wiki is a community effort, without the work and dedication of a lot of developers and PS3 enthusiasts, the wiki would be quite empty, so if you are doing work on the PS3, keep it documented on the Wiki :)

    You can visit the Wiki here:
    PS3 Dev Wiki

    I would like to give thanks to euss, deroad, defyboy, Lady Anne Blunt, sandungas and the many other editors who keep the Wiki alive.

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 16/02/2012 , @ 01:31am

     

    PS3 firmware update 4.11 is now live. Besides improving “certain aspects” of the underlying system software, you can add this to the ever growing list of useless firmware updates because from what I can tell, it’s basically… Useless.

    To quote:

    Later tonight we’ll be releasing an optional system software update (v4.11) for PlayStation 3. This minor firmware improves certain aspects of system software, and is not mandatory to connect to PSN.
    Again, this update is optional in the US and Canada, and can be downloaded by selecting System Update from the Setting column of the XMB.

    [Direct download link to firmware]

    [VIA PSBlog]

    UPDATE

    Well it seems, that Sony have changed this ‘optional’ update to compulsory, as you must now update, in order to play online.